Life at ManoMano
16 May 2023
WorkAtom Testimonial: Sophie Barker-Davies, Senior B2B Business Developer UK
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Our flexible working policy, WorkAtom, is a true reflection of our values: boldness, ingenuity and responsibility. In 2021, we launched our new flexible working policy where our Manas & Manos can choose to work from anywhere in the country of their contract. In the year and a half since we started, almost 30% of all employees are full remote in France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the UK.

Sophie Barker-Davies is a Senior B2B Business Developer for the UK market.

I live in Kingston in the outskirts of London and joined ManoMano last May fully remotely. I spent most of my onboarding working from home but was able to come and spend a few days in the Paris HQ to meet the teams. 

I feel lucky to be able to work from my home in the city and country of my choice as it provides me with the right balance to manage my work and family life, and am able to make the most of living in such a beautiful town by having morning or lunchtime walks along the river for example.

In my role, not having any background office noise whilst on calls with clients is a real advantage and means I can focus and dedicate my full attention to building a partnership without being distracted. Working from home can often give a sense of solitude but at ManoMano I have never felt that way as we have several video meetings with our team and colleagues per day, and we meet once or twice a quarter in the Paris office for team events.

The WorkAtom scheme truly offers the best of both worlds when it comes to work-life balance, and less time commuting means more time to spend with my young family.